Welcome to Year 1 at Willaston Primary Academy
Welcome to Year 1 my name is Mr Ford. As a former pastry chef, we will be cooking up some tasty treats during the school year, but then working them off again in our active classroom environment! In Year 1 we enjoy becoming more independent, while learning how to work as part of a team, and learning in a different style. I will be joined by Miss Pickup (teaching assistant, PSHE and RE lead), Madame Leydon (French lead), and Mrs Gidman. This is going to be a very exciting year for the children as they adjust from the EYFS curriculum to the National Curriculum. We will support your child every step of the way, while they learn in an engaging, fun, and safe environment.
Please remember to label all of your drinks bottles, clothes and sports kit to avoid them being placed in lost property.
PE will take place on a Thursday and Friday for this half-term.
Your child should be changing their books weekly. They exchange three books at a time unless they have not finished them yet, as the harder the books, the longer it takes to read them. Or if they haven't managed to read them yet.
Please be aware that we benchmark children weekly, and that all children are benchmarked a minimum of once per term. We constantly monitor all of the children's reading through a variety of ways such as: Guided reading; 1:1 reading through our parent helpers, teaching assistants and teachers; phonics; and general reading from the interactive white board, and class books
Please feel free to approach me for a quick chat on the playground, or make an appointment to come and see me anytime.
Here is a look at some of the things that we will be learning about.